Research Centre for Spatial Informatics at Greenwich (CSIG)

The group has expertise in the core disciplines of computer science, mathematics and geographic information science.

We work particularly on domain and computational models of dynamic spatial phenomena, such as environmental change detection, and vehicle and pedestrian flow. We have applied our models to both indoor and outdoor spaces, and have recently been working on systems that provide users with a seamless view of indoor and outdoor spaces, for purposes of location identification and navigation.

Many of our projects have focused on domains where there is no single data capture source, but data is provided by networks of sensors, including human sensors. We recognize the importance of the human dimension in our work, and place emphasis on the way humans understand the spaces that they inhabit, and how such understanding impacts the design of models and systems that we construct.

Papers

Wang, J., Wood, Z. and Worboys, M. Conflict in pedestrian networks.  Proc. 19th  AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, Helsinki, Finland, 2016.

Wang, J., & Schwering, A. Invariant spatial information in sketch maps—a study of survey sketch maps of urban areas. Journal of Spatial Information Science (11):

DOI: 10.5311/josis.2015.11.225, pp. 31-52, 2015.

Wang, J., Duckham, M. and Worboys, M.  A framework for models of movement in geographic space. International Journal of Geographic Information Science, DOI:10.1080/13658816.2015.1078466, 2015.

Yang, L. and Worboys, M.  Generation of navigation graphs for indoor space. International Journal of Geographic Information Science, DOI:10.1080/13658816.2015.1041141, 2015.

Wood, Z., (2014). What can spatial collectives tell us about their environment? IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence and Data Mining (CIDM 2014). DOI: 10.1109/CIDM.2014.7008686

Sadeq, M.J., Duckham, M. and Worboys, M. Decentralized detection of topological events in evolving spatial regions.The Computer Journal 56 (12):

DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxs052, pp. 1417-1431, 2013.

Worboys, M. Using maptrees to characterize topological change. Proc. International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2013). In Tenbrink et al., editors, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8116, pp. 74-90, Springer, Heidelberg, 2013. 

Worboys, M. Using bigraphs to model topological graphs embedded in orientable surfaces, Journal of Theoretical Computer Science (484) DOI:10.1016/j.tcs.2013.02.018, pp. 56-69, 2013.

Worboys, M. The maptree: A fine-grained representation of space. International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2012), Ohio, USA, In N. Xiao et al., editors, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7478, pp. 298-310, Springer, Heidelberg, 2012. 

Walton, L. and Worboys, M. A qualitative bigraph model for indoor space. International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2012), Ohio, USA.  In N. Xiao et al., editors, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7478, pp. 226-240, Springer, Heidelberg, 2012. 

Performances

Worboys, M. Lifecycles for chamber orchestra and electronics. Performed at the Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, 2015.

Research awards and contracts

Zena Wood, University of Greenwich, money awarded by NEMODE (New Economic Models in the Digital Economy, Network+) to support 'READIE'S first annual research conference' (January – March 2016).

Zena Wood, University of Greenwich, "The Uber Disruption: Assessing the Impact of Digitisation on Local Transport" (Money awarded by NEMODE (New Economic Models in the Digital Economy, Network+).

Boriana Koleva (PI), Richard Mortier, Steve Benford (University of Nottingham), John Stell (Senior Lecturer, School of Computing, University of Leeds), Mike Worboys (Professor of Spatial Informatics, School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Greenwich), Anthony Quinn (Central Saint Martins), Liberating Aestheticodes, Horizon, Digital Economy Research, 2014-2105, UKPounds 170,000, 2014-15.

Mike Worboys, University of Greenwich, Spatial Informatics, UKPounds 170,000, 2013-16.

Centre for Spatial Informatics at Greenwich (CSIG) is part of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Greenwich.